United States Constitution

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  • The Constitution And The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

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    1787, a year that is known all throughout the United States. That is the year that our founding fathers signed the United States Constitution. The Constitution; a document that has shaped the United States for some 200 years. It is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government in the world. It established our rights as individuals and it established the rights of a newly formed government. It implemented clauses and amendments to keep the people and the government on an equal level

  • The United States Constitution And The Constitution

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    The United States Constitution is one of the most used documents in American History, as it is the foundation of American democracy. Within the constitution, the tenth amendment grants, “…The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Thus, Texas also has a Constitution, which outlines important powers within the state, itself. Both of these documents are extremely important to understand

  • United States Constitution And The Constitution

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    United States Constitution The United States Constitution, although the classic American declaration of US law, is actually a compilation of thoughts, ideas, and political ideology adopted from Europe. In the summer of 1787, fifty-five delegates representing twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia to fix the national government. The previous Articles of Confederation were too weak and did not adequately unify the states/colonies into one political entity. The challenge was to create

  • The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

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    The Constitution of the United States is the most important thing with all the rights and amendments are under it. Based on an article of “The United States Constitution,” there are three main functions of the Constitution. First, it creates a national government consisting of a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches. Next, it divides power between the federal government and the states. And lastly, it protects various individual

  • The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

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    Bill of Rights, but don 't know much else about our constitution. One of the most important parts of the constitution are the rules and principles that give government its power, if these were not already embedded in there would be mass confusion on who could do what and how much power a single branch held. Luckily the United States constitution, which is 228 years old, still provides a framework for legitimate government in the U.S.. The constitution can change with the times because of the six broad

  • The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

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    elaborate of the articles. It grants limited legislative power to Congress. Section 8 of Article 1, expresses the basis of enumerated powers which means Congress can exercise only the powers that the Constitution assigns to it. The last clause in Section 8 of Article 1, of the United States Constitution is the ‘necessary and proper clause’ other known or referred to as the elastic clause. This clause is the principle of Congress implied powers. These powers allow Congress to execute its enumerated

  • The Constitution Of The United States

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    defeat the British Empire who has oppressed a culture who wanted to establish a culture of liberty. The forefathers would create a document that would set a standard for the United States creating a list of freedoms that would be granted to every citizen of this great nation, this article is the Constitution of the United States. This document was created for the nation so that they would never forget their own roots and to stay faithful to the rules that this nation was established on. This is what

  • The Constitution Of The United States

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    Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States reads “And to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof” (Constitution (1787), 2015). The ability for the federal government to “bend” the laws to accommodate the needs of the people are what make people leery of a national government with too much power

  • The Constitution of the United States

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    The Constitution of the United States of America is one of the most famous documents in history. It did not just serve as an outline of our nations government for our founding fathers, but also for their grandchildren, and their grandchildren’s grandchildren, and so forth. However no one is perfect and today American Politicians fight over the true meaning of the Constitution; although they still believe in the wisdom it entrusts, it is hard for some to oversee political barriers and examine the

  • The United States Constitution

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    The United States Constitution relied on maintaining a small government to repress the development of an administration with despotic federal power. The Founders feared that the natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, would be trampled on without proper restraint of government. They placed a complex system of checks and balances in the Constitution in order to protect the people, while giving the government just enough power

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